"Domatokeftedes" in Greek Language.
Original tomatoes from Santorini (little tomatoes - tomatakia) is - like everything here - different. Short and tight, irregular shaped, sweet and spicy together. As usual tomato extract. They groing in pumice. And when humidity sky descends at night to embrace the earth, pumice the captures. In this way drink tomatoes so ripen without need of human hand watering.
The original recipe for tomatokeftedes is a real mystery. Every housewife has her secrets. You will hear or read many recipes. Today, if you search a little, you'll find online recipes with beer, with baking powder, egg, cheese ...
However, when the recipe was born, people were poor. The best of the crop was getting "rightfully" the rich. The poor crowd was eating the leftovers. I have read that some cooked tomato even with stalks left over from the processing of tomatoes in large factories of the island.
So we provide a quick recipe and you decide:
Cut the tomatoes in the middle, take a little chopped onion, plenty of mint, a little salt. These are the basics. A little grated zucchini and dill's suits. Pepper as you want and as long as you can afford. Mix powerfully in a basin. Left them in a cool place and wait to remove their juice. Use the best flour you have.
Add flour in order to be thick gruel but can easily come off the spoon. Then, as more hours left in the refrigerator, the better it is for the mix.
When it's time to fry the tomatokeftedes, put virgin olive oil to burn in the pan. Shoot them and you are on step before eating them!
The pumice not only offers a shocking spectacle in the island but also offers products blessed by nature for original dishes, tasty, healthy with divine flavours.
At the heart of Santorinian diet, the Fava, as it is called by the locals. Nature gift now protected designation of origin; is an ancient fruit with distinctive natural flavour. A taste enjoyed by the Minoans several thousand years back, coming up today unchanged, on our plates. Taste Fava freshly brewed with only the perfumes and a little virgin olive oli as an appetizer. "Married" with tomato (See above) , onions and capers ∙ sauce of eggplant with pork as a regular meal. Favatosoupa ∙ meatballs with Fava∙ ∙ fava beans in omelets. Fava everywhere!
Watch the video below with a rare recipe, spend 3 minutes to see:
At Santorini you have the unique opportunity to taste the famous Santorini wines. Assyrtiko, Athiri, Aidani, Mantilaria, Mavrotragano are just some of the dozens of native varieties thrive for centuries on the island sinking their roots in volcanic soil.
The Theran vine shaped in terraces to facilitate the cultivation and weaving of stump-shaped coil to protect the fruit from winds and relentless Cycladic sun are features of the environment.
The particularity of the soil and the microclimate of Santorini along with the perpetual efforts of local producers to harness their land give high yield wines with solid structure, refreshing acidity, intense minerality and aromatic complexity.
In the charming village of Pyrgos will find the winery of the rural cooperative and there, in the scenic balcony that seems to hover over the caldera, will salute the sun with a glass of Vinsanto - the sweet diamond of Santorini vineyard- or a cool Assyrtiko.
If you are going to visit Santorini do not forget to visit wine museums and traditional canavas, also include to your program an all day wine tour experience. Take a look at the video:
Santorini acquires its own pilot brewery and even made of the passion of a group having experience, knowledge and cares constantly for good quality product. With modern, sophisticated equipment from Austria and the Netherlands, prove that domestic products considerable efforts continue to be made.
It is remarkable that a company based in Greece attracted foreign experts, to build This turn of beers - all worthy to be loved by them within borders beer drinkers but also to impress, out of the country. A short ride in travel-gourmet blogs referring to Santorini, we can see that the three "donkeys" have won the impressions and the love of many visitors of the island.
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